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Crime And Punishment? 33 Months In Jail For Filming And Uploading Fast & Furious 6

As a whole bunch of folks sent in, over in the UK, a guy named Philip Danks has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for camcording Fast and Furious 6 and then uploading it to the internet. As is all too often the case, the UK authorities more ... [Published Techdirt - 13 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

James Clapper's Office Declassifies Another Set Of Fully-Redacted Pages

The ODNI continues to comply with court orders from FOIA lawsuits but its compliance is in letter only. Declassifying documents the way the ODNI does isn't helping further the debate on privacy vs. security or making the government's arguments for ... [Published Techdirt - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

DailyDirt: Butter. Mmm. Butter.

Butter is an awesome addition to nearly any breakfast food (except for cereal, but who knows, have you tried it on cereal?). One of the only problems with butter is that sometimes it's not as spreadable as you'd like it to be. Sure, you can buy special ... [Published Techdirt - 15 hours ago]
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First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

The FBI's Criminal Database Is Filling Up With Non-Criminals And No One In Law Enforcement Seems To Care

America has long held the position as the world's foremost imprisoner of its own citizens . Around 2 million people are incarcerated in America, giving us nearly one-fourth of the world's total prison population. Spending any length of time in prison ... [Published Techdirt - 17 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Judge Kozinski Calls Out Former FISC Judge John Bates For Claiming To Speak For The Entire Judicial Branch

A few weeks ago, former FISC judge John Bates (now helming the Administrative Office of the US Courts) sent a letter to the intelligence oversight committees arguing that the Senate's USA Freedom Act would do too much damage to the NSA and the FISA ... [Published Techdirt - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

White House's Cybersecurity Guy Proud Of His Lack Of Cybersecurity Knowledge Or Skills

So we were just writing about how the White House appeared to be going with a security by obscurity tactic in denying an Associated Press FOIA request concerning the security behind Healthcare.gov. Specifically, the request was denied because the White ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 22 2014]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

University Bans Social Media, Political Content and Wikipedia Pages On Dorm WiFi

My understanding is that there was once a theory that America's public universities were havens of free speech, political thought, and a center for the exchange of ideas. I must admit that this seems foreign to me. I've always experienced universities ... [Published Techdirt - 20 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Guy Claims Patent On Photographing People In Races And Then Selling Them Their Photos; Sues Photography Company

The folks over at EFF have yet another story of patents gone wrong. This time it's from a guy named Peter Wolf, who owns a company called Photocrazy, that takes photos of sporting events like running and bike races, and then offers to sell people their ... [Published Techdirt - 21 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Shocking: Red Light Camera Company CEO And Chicago City Official Indicted On Corruption Charges

We've long-argued that red light cameras, those little flashy things that ticket you for going through a stop light, have always been way less about safety and almost entirely about generating revenue for municipalities. And, while we've covered how ... [Published Techdirt - 22 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

'Anarcho-Capitalist' Stefan Molyneux, Who Doesn't Support Copyright, Abuses DMCA To Silence Critic

I'm not one who gets tied up in particular philosophies or philosophical movements, so I have to first say that until someone on Twitter pointed this story out to me, I had no idea who Stefan Molyneux was. I was vaguely aware that there were folks supportive ... [Published Techdirt - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Can We Create A Public Internet Space Where The First Amendment, Not Private Terms Of Service, Rules?

Over a year ago, Tim Karr had an interesting and important post about openness on the internet . While much of it, quite reasonably, focuses on authoritarian governments trying to stomp out dissent online, he makes an important point towards the end ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Two SuperPACs Focused On Ending SuperPACs Release New TV Commercials

We've been writing up some of the new political efforts to try to put some limits on money in politics, including Larry Lessig's Mayday SuperPAC , Represent.us' satirical campaign for the "most honest politician," Gil Fulbright, and also CounterPAC ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 22 2014]

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...industry leading compliance policies and procedures, and a distinction between our past and present," Jody Ryan, a spokeswoman, wrote to Ars. "Redflex Traffic Systems is moving forward. Since we announced these changes we have signed, renewed, or executed over 100 contracts. Redflex has cooperated fully with the investigative authorities while maintaining the integrity of our customer programs. Our focus is on making a life-saving difference in the communities we serve across the country." Except their cameras don't do any of that and nobody is going to trust anything coming from the company or city officials about the effectiveness of...
...' Right? But we had a number of listeners who called in and said, "listen, this guy is doing some pretty creepy stuff with my personal info here, I'm not comfortable with this." So we used that mechanism to take that down...
...It looks like a public space, but it's not -- it's a private space," writes Ethan Zuckerman of MIT's Center for Civic Media. "And your use of it is governed by an agreement that works harder to protect YouTube's fiscal viability than to protect your rights of free speech."

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James Clapper's Office Declassifies Another Set... [Published Techdirt - 14 hours ago]
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Butter is an awesome addition to nearly any breakfast food (except for cereal, but who knows, have you tried it on cereal?). One of the only problems with butter is that sometimes it's not as spreadable as you'd like it to be. Sure, you can buy special ...
The FBI's Criminal Database Is Filling Up With ... [Published Techdirt - 17 hours ago]
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